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We’re rapidly approaching Ireland’s annual national holiday, St. Patrick’s day. Actually, technically, I don’t think it is the equivalent of other countries’ National Days (like 4th of July or Australia day) but we pretty much treat it as the same thing. Every year there is an influx of tourists into the Capital city for “The Craic” (not to be confused with the illicit substance). this year,…
My Photography featured in National Campaign by Marks & Spencer While I generally don’t shoot commercially, I do…
After lots of going back and forward, hours of mucking about in CSS and several weeks of indecisiveness - my new website re-design is now live. I still have a few things to do - like setting some posts to full page, but I think it looks well. It’s much more flexible than my old design so let me know what you think
There’s one thing about street photography that is pretty important to the genre, and that’s the aspect of luck. In commercial photography, or travel, or portrait, or food, you are in control of everything and you can work whatever needs to be worked to get the picture you want. In street photography, you’re somewhat at the disposal of the whims of fate. While you can always get good shots with…
“ And that’s exactly how it turned out when I took the Nikon Df on a walk around my neighborhood. Shooting in Aperture-priority mode, I found the front command dial to be usable, but not as good as more typical dials on other high-end DSLRs. I like to shoot in Aperture-priority and make heavy use of exposure compensation. On the Df, the exposure compensation dial requires you to press a locking button to make a change. It can be done by feel without taking your eye off the viewfinder, but it’s still slower and less convenient to use than most exposure compensation controls on modern, advanced DSLRs.”
And that is my single biggest issue with the Nikon DF. The location and design of the exposure compensation dial is utterly stupid.
“ When discussing their goals of image quality and sharpness for the lens, Sigma mentioned they’re confident they’ll surpass competitive products from Canon and Nikon and are instead gunning for Zeiss’s new 55mm Otus lens. It’s a serious claim. The Zeiss 55mm f/1.4 Otus lens — with its $4000 price tag — is squarely aimed at high-end professional shooting such as fashion, advertising and editorial work.”
From Imaging Resource
Sigma have been on fire lately. Seriously, if sigma can pull this off it will be amazing, and given how well their 35mm has gone down with reviewers, I bet they can. Well, maybe not quite, but close. I can’t wait.